Comets Eye State in Undefeated Relay Team
4 Comets win every time they step on the track. Hans Frank-Holzner, Luke Bowman, Toby Simonsen, and Tommy Thompson set the pace for the 4X800m relay every time they're entered. Their time of 8:46 was good enough to earn them first place as they set their sights on the final stretch of the season in hopes of qualifying for state.
The 4X800m team isn't the only time Hillcrest jersey's step on the podium. In Thursdays meet, Hans Frank-Holzner took a second trip to the first place stand to receive a medal for the 1 mile run with a time of 4:50. Tommy Thompson filled Holzner's place on the podium for the 800m run with a time of 2:11.
One step down from Holzner stand a host of Comets who took off their cleats to represent their school. Abby Christenson won second place honors for the 400m and 800m runs with times of 1:07 and 2:42 respectively. Luke Bowman placed second in the 800m with a time of 2:14, 3 seconds behind teammate and pace setter Tommy Thompson.
Tommy and Luke joined together, along with 4X800m teammate Toby Simonsen, and Junior High student Thomas Zwiers, to place second in the 4X400m relay with a time of 3:57.
The Comets' trip to the podium were interspersed with cheering from their team's camp. The cheering was a celebration of personal records (PR) other Comets attained due to their hard work during the season. Matilde Strand set a PR for the discus after she threw a 50'1" mark. Zak Zwiers followed Strand in setting a PR, throwing 96'1" in besting his previous throws throughout the year. Zak's brother, Thomas, set a PR with a 29.34 sprint of the 200m. Melanie Antuna closed the meet with her PR, a 2 mile run that had her smile dazzling with a time of 13:53.